Chapter 112 – Ninth Prince
Translator: Mr Voltaire
When he saw Yuan Xiao, Xiao Yun let out a breath and walked towards the pavilion. There was also an elegantly-dressed youth there, with a few men standing behind him who looked like guards. Evidently that youth’s background was quite extraordinary, because those men all had late stage True Essence realm cultivation. There was even an elder with complete stage True Essence realm cultivation.
“I wonder who that person is,” Xiao Yun thought to himself as he walked over.
When Xiao Yun appeared, the youth in elegant clothes looked at him, his eyes flickering.
“Is he Xiao Yun?” The youth narrowed his eyes, a calm smile appearing on his face.
“Mm,” Xiao Yun nodded as he also calmly smiled.
As Xiao Yun walked over, the elegantly-dressed youth suddenly stood up. Beside him, the True Essence realm cultivators’ gazes became serious.
The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow suddenly said, “Crap, Lil Yun, there’s something fishy about these people.”
“Something fishy?” Xiao Yun frowned and sent out his spirit energy. He found that the 4 True Essence realm cultivators were secretly performing hand seals, and mysterious ripples emanated out, which made one feel suffocated.
Suddenly, Xiao Yun’s eyes glinted as the mysterious ripples swept out and descended down on him like a heavenly dome.
4 large flags landed around Xiao Yun, and under the control of the True Essence realm cultivators, light rose up from them, creating a cage of runes. An aura that could strike fear into one’s heart rippled out from those runes, and could cause an Innate realm cultivator’s heart to tremble.
Xiao Yun steadied his body and narrowed his eyes, his gaze as piercing as a knife as he stared ahead. If it wasn’t for his powerful spirit energy, his mind might have collapsed just then.
“What’s the meaning of this?” Xiao Yun looked up at Yuan Xiao on the small hill as he spoke in a stern voice.
“Haha, nothing much. We just waited to chat with brother Xiao.” Yuan Xiao crossed his arms, looking down at the imprisoned Xiao Yun in amusement. Evidently, he had planned this long ago.
“Chat?” Xiao Yun’s tone was incredibly cold as he asked, “Is this how you chat with others?”
Yuan Xiao calmly smiled and said, “Of course. Brother Xiao, let me introduce you.”
Yuan Xiao then pointed at the youth beside him as he said, “This is the Moonwind Kingdom’s Ninth Prince, Feng Zhu. Haha, as for this formation, it’s one of the Imperial Clan’s special formations, the Imperial Phoenix Cry Formation. Even though we’ve only set up half of it, it’s sufficient to trap those under the Essence Core realm. It’s best that you don’t try to escape, and obediently comply with our requests.”
“Ninth Prince, Imperial Phoenix Cry Formation?” Xiao Yun’s eyes glinted, looking at the youth beside Yuan Xiao, “No wonder why this person has such an aura – so he’s part of the Imperial Clan. But why’s he doing this? I don’t seem to have any enmity with him.” This caused Xiao Yun to feel quite confused.
“That’s right, this is the Ninth Prince,” Yuan Xiao said with a smirk.
The Ninth Prince had an arrogant look on his face, condescendingly looking down at the trapped Xiao Yun, and did not say anything. It was as if he thought that it was below him to speak to Xiao Yun. When he saw the Ninth Prince act like this, Xiao Yun couldn’t help but feel infuriated.
“You think you’re so great because you’re a prince?” Xiao Yun inwardly coldly harrumphed. However, he knew that he was in a precarious situation, so this was not the time to think of such things. His gaze darkened as he looked at Yuan Xiao and said, “What did you call me here for?”
Yuan Xiao’s eyes glinted. “Very good. Getting straight to the point. I like people like you.”
Beside him, Ninth Prince Feng Zhu stared at Xiao Yun, as if he knew what Yuan Xiao was going to say.
This caused Xiao Yun to slightly frown – it seemed that the two of them had planned this for a long time.
“Xiao Yun, I won’t beat around the bush,” Yuan Xiao said. “Today, we called you here because we want you to hand over the secrets to your pill refining.”
“The secrets to my pill refining?” Xiao Yun raised an eyebrow as he replied, “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
“Don’t act stupid,” Yuan Xiao said with a savage expression, his eyes narrowing into slits as he looked down at Xiao Yun below. “If you hand over your pill refining techniques, I’ll spare your life.” There was a chilling intent within that voice.
“Good, very good. Looks like you called me here to take my pill refining techniques.” Xiao Yun’s gaze darkened at the sound of his cold voice. He looked around him, contemplating his situation.
Yuan Xiao smirked as he said, “It’s good that you’re not stupid. I won’t waste any words. Hand over your secrets to refining the Sun Antidote Pill, and I’ll spare your life. Otherwise, it’ll be difficult for you to escape today. Heheh, this formation’s might isn’t something you can resist.”
“Did your family’s elders tell you to do this?” Xiao Yun asked after looking around.
Yuan Xiao waved his hand as he said calmly, “No, no. This was my idea.”
Xiao Yun’s eyes glinted. “Your idea? Don’t you know the relationship between me and your Yuan family?”
“Relationship?” Yuan Xiao raised an eyebrow, coldly smiling, “Isn’t it just that you want our ancestor to take you as a disciple because of your talent? What’s so special about that? If I obtain your pill refining techniques, I’ll also be able to make accomplishments on the way of pill refining. When that time comes, who will dare to blame me? Haha, don’t forget, I’m a descendant of the Yuan family’s main house; how can an outsider like you compare to me?”
“Looks like you’ve been planning this for a while.” Xiao Yun’s expression completely darkened.
Yuan Xiao shrugged as he laughed. “That’s right. Ever since you successfully extracted big sister Wan Ting’s poison, I’ve been thinking about this. Haha, I even investigated your circumstances, and know all sorts of things about you!”
“You investigated me?” Xiao Yun’s gaze became incredibly cold.
“You awakened your Martial Spirit when you were 5, which showed that you had immense talent. It was a pity that it was a trash Martial Spirit, and could only be used to heal others. However, half a year ago, you suddenly shocked the world by defeating Fang Hao, killing Qiu Yu Chen, and even somehow becoming a Pill Refiner. Evidently, you discovered some sort of legacy. That must have been where the Fire Martial Spirit came from as well,” Yuan Xiao said calmly.
“You’ve certainly gone to quite a bit of trouble,” Xiao Yun said as his gaze became icy. He never thought that the cultured and refined Yuan Xiao would actually be so crafty and malicious.
“But of course,” Yuan Xiao said with narrowed eyes. “Otherwise, how could everything be in the palm of my hands?”
“You think this is enough to hold me down?” Xiao Yun asked.
“Haha, this formation’s might is exceptional – even complete stage True Essence realm cultivators won’t be able to break through, much less you.” Yuan Xiao savagely laughed. As long as he obtained this pill refining technique then killed Xiao Yun and took his Fire Martial Spirit, he would become a genius with a Fire Martial Spirit.
Yuan Xiao guessed that Xiao Yun had definitely fused with a Martial Spirit that an expert had left behind. With a Fire Martial Spirit, who couldn’t become an excellent Pill Refiner? Since Xiao Yun could, why couldn’t he?
Once he fused with a Martial Spirit, Yuan Xiao was certain that his future would take off, and he would become an exceptional genius. When that time came, there would be very few people in the Heaven Origin Sect who could contend with him, let alone the Moonwind Kingdom. When he thought about how Xiao Yun could refine the Sun Antidote Pill, Yuan Xiao felt incredibly excited. That pill could not only cure poisons, but could restore one’s skin and muscles – it was simply a divine medicine!
Even the Heaven Origin Sect might not have such pill refining techniques. If he obtained it, his future would be unlimited.
Yuan Xiao’s cold words and his savage smile caused Xiao Yun to start to feel killing intent.
“Since it’s like this, there’s no need for me to be courteous with you,” Xiao Yun said coldly. “I, Xiao Yun, am not someone who can be offended easily. Those who offend me, regardless if you’re nobility, I’ll still make you pay. Heaven-Devouring Sparrow, help me break out of this formation!”
“Heheh, don’t worry, how could I be stumped by this tiny formation?” The Heaven-Devouring Sparrow chuckled as a fiery light flashed. A searing heatwave erupted out from within Xiao Yun’s dantian. As the heatwave rushed out, even the air began to twist and turn.
“What’s that?” In the pavilion, the Ninth Prince and Yuan Xiao’s eyes glinted as they stared ahead.
“Could this brat have some sort of trump card?” Beside the Ninth Prince, the True Essence realm cultivators narrowed their eyes.
Yuan Xiao said, “Trump card? What’s there to be afraid of? He’s only in the Innate realm, and even if he has some kind of heaven-defying trump card, how can he break out of your formation? Haha, Ninth Prince, as long we’re able to force this boy to give out the pill refining techniques, you and I will be able to soar to new heights.”
“Mm.” The Ninth Prince slightly nodded, also quite eager to obtain those pill refining techniques.
“Hurry and take him down.” The Ninth Prince coldly ordered, and the 4 True Essence realm cultivators immediately acted.
As they activated the art, the runes locking down Xiao Yun gave a brilliant light, and a phoenix’s cry sounded out as mysterious ripples emanated out of the flags, as if a divine beast was about to awaken.
“What an ancient aura.” Xiao Yun narrowed his eyes. When he felt those ripples, his body involuntarily trembled, feeling as if he was being drowned by a flood and could not resist at all. It was only because he had 2 different types of Martial Spirit and had powerful spirit energy that he was able to resist those ripples. Otherwise, his body would have become paralysed, leaving him completely defenceless.
“Is this the might of a formation?” A serious expression appeared in Xiao Yun’s eyes. This was the first time he had experienced how profound a formation was.
This formation’s aura was extremely domineering, as if an ancient beast was awakening. It was not difficult to imagine just how monstrous this formation would be if it was fully set up and activated. Just as Yuan Xiao said, those who were under the Essence Core would be unable to break out of this formation.
The snow-white little beast Yiyi blinked with her long eyelashes, an angry look appearing in her gemstone-like eyes. She seemed to know that there were people attacking them, and prepared to counterattack. However, at this moment, a light flashed as the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow’s image appeared before Xiao Yun. “It actually possesses a trace of the Phoenix Clan’s aura; could this Moonwind Kingdom’s Imperial Clan have something to do with the Phoenix Clan?” After sensing the aura from the formation, the Heaven-Devouring Sparrow revealed an expression of shock. However, it did not panic at all.